UPPI is known for the conduct and analysis of large-scale nationwide surveys that are used for academic purposes, evidence-based planning and policy formulation. Through the years, research by UPPI faculty has been geared toward providing up to date information on population processes, trends and their determinants and correlates. This list reflects current research being undertaken by the Institute, some in response to disasters experienced by the country and current social issues, as well as future research, all in pursuit of UPPI’s teaching, research and extension goals.

  1. Technical Demography (including Population Projections)
  2. Population Processes
    • Fertility and Nuptiality
    • Mortality and Morbidity
    • Migration and Urbanization
  3. Special Population Subgroups
    • Children
    • Youth
    • Older persons
    • Gender and sexual minorities (LGBTQI)
    • Health professionals
    • Other subgroups
  4. Reproductive Health (including Sexuality and Family Planning)
  5. Population and Health
  6. Population and Development (e.g., K to 12/Higher Education, Labor Force, Population and Environment including Demography of Disasters and Climate Change)
  7. Spatial Demography
  8. Historical Demography
  9. Population Program Evaluation and Operations Research
  10. Survey Methodology
  11. Public Policy

Among the research projects of the UPPI are:

Project Partner/s
2021 Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Study (YAFS5) DOH
National Migration Survey (NMS) PSA
Assessment of Modified CCT Program for IPs in GIDA UNICEF, DSWD
2013 Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Study (YAFS4) Australian Gov’t, UNFPA, DOH/PCHRD
Humanitarian Performance Monitoring in Disaster Areas UNICEF
Multiple Indicator Surveys in UNICEF-Focused municipalities under the 7th Country Program for Children UNICEF
Spaces in Transition: Mapping Manila’s Peri-Urban Fringe UP OVPAA
Baseline Study on Home-based Early Childhood Care and Development ECCD Council
Estimation of the Affected Human Resource in Private Higher Education Institutions in the transition to full K-12 implementation CHED